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  1. Using MRUniversity in the Classroom

    I'm considering letting my students take your Great Economists course as extra credit, but I'm concerned that they'll get the certificates without actually doing anything. Are the exams locked until all the videos are viewed? Are the exam questions randomized so as to prevent students from sharing answers? Thanks.

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    Hi Jennifer,
    At this time we haven’t locked down the exams in the way you describe. They are more meant to be a way for students to test themselves at this point rather than a rigorous from of accreditation or anything. We might get there someday.

    Thanks for writing in and please continue sharing your feedback. We are trying to provide a valuable supplement for professors/teachers, so your feedback is greatly appreciated.

    We’re working on a teacher resource section – anything you’d like to see there?

  2. Continuous Play Option.

    It would be awesome to be able to queue up a series of videos. I'm listening to/watching the Development Economics series, and many of the videos are only a few minutes long. I like to listen while I paint my house, and I keep having to stop and run back to the computer to play the next video. It would be nice to be able to select several to play in a row. I could watch/listen to a whole section in one go.

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    Hi Katie,
    Thanks for the suggestion. There are two ways to do this:

    1) YouTube playlists
    If you use a YouTube playlist like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Meo0s54s1sw&list=PL-uRhZ_p-BM4SmRr1p6WZnfym2zP2O0LH&index=2
    it will continuously play. We have playlists setup for some of the courses and are in process of setting up all of them.
    2) iTunes
    We are posting videos to iTunes, which will allow you to do continuous play. We also have just the audio podcast, which combines a whole section’s videos into one podcast. We’re rolling on both the video and audio podcasts continually. You should see more up soon – let me know if you have a particular course you want first.

    Hopefully this helps!

    Roman

  3. Josh Angrist Econometrics Videos

    The videos that are up are great. But the wait in between episodes is frustrating and makes it harder to use the existing ones as a teaching resource (this is optional extra study for my high school students). Is there a timeline for the remaining videos?

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  4. Is there a recommended course order?

    For someone who has little background in economics, is there a recommended course order? The website appears to list the courses in an arbitrary order. Udacity categorizes courses as Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. Is there a similar ordering for MRU courses?

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    Hello,
    That’s a good question. In general we try to make all of our videos accessible to a beginner. The Everyday content is definitely the most introductory in nature – we’re working on more introductory level content.

    However, that shouldn’t discourage you from checking out the other courses such as Development Economics or Great Economists. Those are both very accessible as well.

    Thanks for your question.

  5. Downloading should be easier

    Currently I can download all the videos of a course using iTunes or using the link below the video.

    But:

    1. iTunes is a mess. Classes appear out of order or do not appear at all. Some courses are not there.

    2. Downloading one audio/video file at a time is tiring. There should be an option to download all files from a course with just one click. You could even use BitTorrent.

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  6. Awesome Site!!!

    Without a doubt THE best way to learn about economics! All of the videos are very interesting, easy to understand and very slick with high production values.

    Most importantly, it gives the student of economics a very solid intuitive grasp of the subject.

    Many thanks for making this open and freely available to the public.

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  7. I wouls

    I would add more questions and real world exercises after each video, so that we can better understand theory in action.

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  8. Please Include case study with each Module.

    thank you so much for providing us such a wonderful program, my suggestion if University can include more case study to each module

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  9. Why the course "Understanding Data" is not procedding?

    Please fasten up the course, we all waiting for it eagerly. Thanks for all your hard works. We all do appreciate it. :)

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  11. In Development Economics (and possibly elsewhere), add David Ellerman

    David Ellerman has been a major thinker for over 40 years on democratic firms and development economics, as well and philosophical foundations (e.g. inalienable rights and property theory).
    http://www.ellerman.org/

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  12. International Finance Certificate??

    I hear there are no exams yet for International Finance and one will not get any certificates unless you pass the exam. So what must I do to get a certificate for this course?

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  13. Translations

    Translating the lectures or adding subtitles to them would help non-English speakers learn about economics. I am thinking of older persons in France, which often have never been exposed to sound economic thinking.

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  14. PLEASE MAKE A COURSE ON INDIAN ECONOMY

    As we India is one of the fastest and largest economies of the world.It quite interesting to make a course to understand the market in India.

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  15. App with the videos as well as the practice problems

    MRU Should create an app where you can download the videos to your phone, and be able to answer the practice problems. This should also be integrated into a tracking system tied to your profile.

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  16. Good day, I would like to know when the exam on International Finance will be available???

    Good day, I would like to know when the exam on International Finance will be available?

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  17. In your introductory lecture to Great Economists, you say that you will offer a course on Marxian economics. Is that still your plan?

    I believe that a course on Marxian economics would be a natural addition to the Great Economists course. It would allow us to understand how the Theory of Value evolved from Smith and Ricardo to Marx.

    It would also be interesting to see how Marxism and the Marginal Utility theorists view the world differently.

    And finally, we could look at later theorists like Joseph Schumpeter and David Harvey.

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  18. Results of Practice Questions

    As an instructor, I would like for my students to be able to email me the results of their practice questions via your site. Perhaps a button they can click on to enter my email address. OR, a setting on their profile.

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  20. Can you please add a feature explaining the reasoning behind each correct solution?

    Like Khan Academy, after each question is answered correctly, I feel it'd strengthen the comprehension of a problem to have a quick feature that includes the reasoning process.

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